Lynn Schusterman is the Founder and Chair Emerita of Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies, which works in the United States and Israel to achieve more just and inclusive societies.


Lynn has been active in Jewish communal and philanthropic affairs for over 40 years. She has been recognized as a driving force behind the values she holds close to her heart, as a proud supporter of Israel and the Jewish people, as a leading advocate for the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect, as a champion of educational opportunities for all young people, and as a pioneering funder of inclusion and equality. Her work is grounded in a firm belief that we must all do our part to help repair our communities and our world. 


Lynn has held board positions for local and national organizations, including BBYO, Hillel, Repair the World, JDC, the Foundation for Tulsa Schools, and the Parent Child Center of Tulsa, among others. 


In 2000, along with her late husband Charles (z”l), Lynn was inducted into the Tulsa Hall of Fame; in 2003, into the Oklahoma Women’s Hall of Fame; and in 2006, into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. The following year, she received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Lynn was honored in 2008 with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Public Service award, and, in 2011, she signed the Giving Pledge. In 2017, Lynn received the Builder of Jerusalem award, and in 2021, she received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Brandeis University. In 2022, she and her daughter Stacy received the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy. 


Lynn is a mother of three and grandmother to six wonderful girls.